MAPTalk-Digest Friday, December 23 2005 Volume 05 : Number 154
001 Re: Kirk has a fan
From: "D.H. Michon" <>
002 Re: LTE: Re: Kirk has a fan
From: "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <>
003 Web: Flashback Karma
From: Richard Lake <>
Subj: 001 Re: Kirk has a fan
From: "D.H. Michon" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:00:09 -0600
I love it when these clowns (AmericanProhibition Yearbook?) take the time to
write. Means they are getting nervous. Wish I had half the enemies Kirk has!
Thanks Kirk and Happy Holidays all.
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From: "Larry Seguin" <>
To: "sentlte" <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:14 PM
Subject: MAP: Kirk has a fan
> She did her homework Kirk. I bet she looked up your letters at MAP!
> Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05.n1924.a08.html
> STIFF SANCTIONS CURB USE
> Few in society today know much about Prohibition other than tirades
> like the Dec. 6 letter, "Prohibition didn't work," of Kirk Muse
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Subj: 002 Re: LTE: Re: Kirk has a fan
From: "SHeath(DPF Florida)" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:22:27 -0500
If you have a lot of fans, it must mean you are always COOL.
At 11:00 AM 12/22/2005, D.H. Michon wrote:
>I love it when these clowns (AmericanProhibition Yearbook?) take the time
>to write. Means they are getting nervous. Wish I had half the enemies Kirk
>has! Thanks Kirk and Happy Holidays all.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Seguin" <>
>To: "sentlte" <>; <>
>Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:14 PM
>Subject: MAP: Kirk has a fan
>>She did her homework Kirk. I bet she looked up your letters at MAP!
>>STIFF SANCTIONS CURB USE
>>Few in society today know much about Prohibition other than tirades
>>like the Dec. 6 letter, "Prohibition didn't work," of Kirk Muse
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Subj: 003 Web: Flashback Karma
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 18:45:27 -0500
Newshawk: Your Donation Will Be Doubled http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htm
Pubdate: Fri, 23 Dec 2005
Source: DrugSense Weekly (DSW)
Section: Feature Article
Author: Mary Jane Borden
Note: Mary Jane Borden is a writer, artist, and activist in drug
policy from Westerville, Ohio. She serves as Business
Manager/Fundraising Specialist for DrugSense.
As fundraising specialist for DrugSense, part of my job involves
conceiving, creating, and executing money-raising campaigns for this
non-profit devoted to ending the drug war. Many of you recently
received a sample of one campaign: a direct mailing that celebrated
ten years of DrugSense. Our 10th anniversary occurred in November
2005, when, ten years earlier, Mark Greer founded this groundbreaking
organization. We will be celebrating this milestone throughout
2006. The theme of the mailing was, of course, Donate Today!
If you have ever assembled a direct mailing, you know what a rote,
mindless task it is. Envelope. Stamp. Label. Envelope. Stamp ... My
mind wandered, and I, too, waxed nostalgic. Only instead of flashing
back 10 years, I envisioned what life was like 100 years ago in my
hometown, Westerville, Ohio. 1905.
One hundred years ago, alcohol was not seen in the glowing light of
Madison Avenue like it is today. Accounts of excessive drunkenness
led to the formation of groups like the Anti-Saloon League in 1893,
oddly, just about 100 years before Mark Greer conceived of DrugSense.
Westerville's roots were firmly planted in such religious
institutions as the Evangelical United Brethren, which later merged
with the United Methodist Church. In 1908, the village established an
aggressive Board of Trade to attract new industries. Selling this
"high moral standing", the fish it caught was the Anti-Saloon League,
which moved its headquarters there in 1909, according to a history of
Westerville by Dr. Harold Hancock published in 1974.
By 1910, the League was printing 40 tons of anti-alcohol material
each month from a plant located behind its main building on
Westerville's north/south corridor, State Street. It was the
Partnership for a Drugfree America Anti-drug Media Campaign of its
time. As a result, the Westerville post office at the beginning of
the last century was larger than that of nearby Columbus. In 1919,
the monthly payroll of the League's publishing arm alone amounted to
$20,000 per month - the rough equivalent of DrugSense' s monthly
budget for the last decade ... 100 years later. [If you think that
drug policy should be funded at 21st Century levels, please donate!
This mail campaign culminated in the passage of the 18th Amendment in
1919 banning the sale of alcohol. The evolving social climate of the
1920s, however, changed the course of prohibition as reflected in
these words spoken in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., one of the
Leagues' largest financiers: "Many of our best citizens... have
openly and unabashed(sic) disregarded the Eighteenth Amendment; that
as an inevitable result respect for all law has been greatly
lessened; that crime has increased to a unprecedented degree..." With
changed thinking, Rockefeller stopped his funding. The Anti-Saloon
League, as well as alcohol prohibition, became "noble experiments" of the past.
Remnants of the League's former wealth and influence are subtly
evident in this village, turned large suburb of Columbus, Ohio's
largest and fastest growing city. Wandering Westerville's back
streets, I have often passed the graves of the Leagues' leaders in a
nearby cemetery and wondered what they would think of prohibition as
I'm then reminded of the Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative (IDPI). It
has secured endorsements for reforming drug policy from some of the
most prestigious religious institutions in America, including the
United Methodist Church, from which alcohol prohibition originally
sprang. Those who promoted prohibition 100 years ago under a
religious pretext may well be on board with reform today. Please see:
http://www.idpi.us/resources/res_denominations.htm . I think League
leaders were smiling as I assembled the DrugSense direct mail
campaign. [Please note that DrugSense counts IDPI among its
hostees. Support them and 120 other organizations by donating:
Thinking about the importance of prohibition to Westerville - how it
all seemed to start here - I found an ironic symbolism in the fact
that a direct mail campaign to the end to this destructive policy was
sent from the City 's now much smaller post office - 100 years later.
As they say, what goes around comes around. It must have been a
flashback karma sort of thing ...
P.S. Please do your part to end drug prohibition and endorse
compassionate and common sense drug policies. Donate to DrugSense
today at http://www.DrugSense.org/donate If tax considerations are
important to you, please note that only 10 days remain in 2005. As a
501(c)(3) non-profit, donations to DrugSense are tax deductible to
the extent provided by law.
P.S.S. Westerville ended alcohol prohibition within its borders in
2004 by passing a citizen-led initiative, which garnered over 70% of the vote.
Notes: Facts for this piece came from: The History of Westerville by
Dr. Harold Hancock. 1974; along with documentation from Westerville
Public Library's Anti-Saloon League History at
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